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  • 4/27/16: The league's Divisions for the 2016 season have been finalized. Changes from last season include GAC forming an A-team and competing in Division 1. The APS Knights A team will move up to Division 1, while Pace and North Springs will now compete in Division 2. Wesleyan and Lakeside B will move up to Division 2, and the Wildcats have formed a A-team that will also compete in Division 2.

    Five new teams, Lakeside C, Wildcats B, GAC B, Calhoun and Forsythe, will be joining the GHSWPA within Division 3, which will be split in to geographic regions due to the large number of divisional participants. Lakeside is splitting its girls program in to A and B teams, and the Wildcats will be fielding a girls team.

    Overall in 2016, the GHSWPA will be adding seven new teams and two new clubs, while losing two teams from last year. 2016 league scheduling, based on these Divisions, is now underway.

  • 4/27/16: Congratulations to Ciara Sadaka (Pace Academy / APS Knights) who signed a Letter of Intent to play collegiate women's water polo for Brown University beginning fall-2016!

    Ciara Sadaka, signing with Brown
    Pictured: Ciara (center) with her mother Donni (left), Pace Academy coach John Ague (right), Lakeside coach
    Andy Neff (top left), APS Knights coach Robin Smith (top center), and APS Knights coach Stuart Sheldon (top right)
    Photo courtesy of Stuart Sheldon

  • 4/15/16: American Water Polo is accepting nominations for the 2015-16 American Water Polo Scholar Athlete Award. They are honoring any student-athlete who qualifies per the following criteria:

    • Student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). If no GPA scale is used then an 87/100 is required. If your school uses a different grading system please include an explanation in your submission.
    • Athletes must have played in an AWP event, league (like the GHSWPA) or tournament.
    • Athletes of any age are eligible.

    American Water Polo Athletes must present his or her report card or transcripts in one of following ways:

    • via email to member@americanwaterpolo.org (PDF, screen shot)
    • via fax to 610.277.7382
    • via mail to 320 West 5th St., Bridgeport, PA 19405

    The deadline for this award is June 30th, 2016. All GHSWPA teams are encouraged to submit their eligible student-athletes by May-end in order for proper processing time to occur.

  • 4/15/16: Registration is now open for the 2016 Kap7 Atlanta Skills and Drills Clinic, hosted by Dynamo Water Polo.

    2016 K7 Atlanta Skills and Drills Clinic The Clinic features the top collegiate, club, and international coaches and is structured to expose athletes to new techniques that can be put to use right away. All of the skills necessary to reach the next level will be addressed, from 6v5, to 5v6, to transition to counter, and more. Don't miss this excellent chance to dramatically improve your level of play in one weekend!

    The clinic will take place August 5th, 6th and 7th, beginning Friday evening and concluding Sunday afternoon. Sign up early, as space is limited. The 2014 and 2015 clinics sold out, and Dynamo expects the 2016 clinic to be sold out by June-end.

    Please refer to the clinic website for additional information, including pricing, and to register.

  • 4/12/16: Are you interested in becoming a water polo referee? Starting at the high school level is a great way to learn from the ground up! Contact our Officiating Coordinator for more information!

  • 4/12/16: Does your team have a Twitter account yet? Twitter is the easiest and fastest way to promote your team, your athletes and your team's accomplishments.

    Once established, tweet immediate content, like behind-the-scenes photos or unofficial game results, and get retweets from the GHSWPA, from your school or maybe even from your local news agency. Follow the league as a whole using the #GAPolo hashtag.

    ... to the GHSWPA
    Your team Twitter account will be listed as part of the contact information for your team on the league website, and could possibly be used by those outside of the league seeking to learn more about your team or your athletes.

    After two full seasons of using Twitter, the league has experienced its benefits firsthand. We are hoping that each team will join us in the Twitter-verse in 2016!

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